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Studies of Nanoconstrictions, Nanowires and Fe3O4 Thin Films

Electrical Conduction and Magnetic Properties. Fabrication by Focused Electron/Ion Beam

  • Describes promising new approach to tailoring magnetic and other properties of nanostructures

  • Potentially useful in diverse applications of nanotechnology

  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the University of Zaragoza

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Theses (Springer Theses)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 1-31
  3. Experimental Techniques

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 33-49
  4. Magnetotransport Properties of Epitaxial Fe3O4 Thin Films

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 51-82
  5. Pt–C Nanowires Created by FIBID and FEBID

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 99-127
  6. Superconductor W-based Nanowires Created by FIBID

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 129-142
  7. Magnetic Cobalt Nanowires Created by FEBID

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 143-173
  8. Conclusions and Outlook

    • Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco
    Pages 175-179
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 181-188

About this book

This work constitutes a detailed study of electrical and magnetic properties in nanometric materials with a range of scales: atomic-sized nanoconstrictions, micro- and nanowires and thin films. Firstly, a novel method of fabricating atomic-sized constrictions in metals is presented; it relies on measuring the conduction of the device while a focused-ion-beam etching process is in progress. Secondly, it describes wires created by a very promising nanolithography technique: Focused electron/ion-beam-induced deposition. Three different gas precursors were used: (CH₃)₃Pt(CpCH₃), W(CO)₆ and Co₂(CO)₈. The thesis reports the results obtained for various physical phenomena: the metal-insulator transition, superconducting and magnetic properties, respectively. Finally, the detailed magnetotransport properties in epitaxial Fe₃O₄ thin films grown on MgO (001) are presented. Overall, the new approaches developed in this thesis have great potential for supporting novel technologies.

Keywords

  • Electrical transport nanostructures
  • FEBID
  • FIBID
  • Focused electron ion beam
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanomagnetism
  • Spintronics
  • Superconducting nanowires

Authors and Affiliations

  • , Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Studies of Nanoconstrictions, Nanowires and Fe3O4 Thin Films

  • Book Subtitle: Electrical Conduction and Magnetic Properties. Fabrication by Focused Electron/Ion Beam

  • Authors: Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco

  • Series Title: Springer Theses

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15801-8

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Chemistry and Materials Science, Chemistry and Material Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-15800-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-26696-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-15801-8

  • Series ISSN: 2190-5053

  • Series E-ISSN: 2190-5061

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 188

  • Topics: Nanotechnology, Nanophysics, Surface and Interface and Thin Film

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-15801-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)